Sphingidae of Mexico

Xylophanes falco, Zacatecas, Mexico, courtesy of Jean Haxaire copyright.

Although I believe these "tribal" checklists contain only species within Mexico, I fully expect there are omissions and/or improper entries. If you have corrections to offer, please contact
Bill Oehlke.

I have most recently (March 13, 2004) updated this checklist against that provided by Dr. Manuel Balcazar-Lara at http://cgic.ucol.mx/~mabl/SphingidaeWeb/Genus1.htm, and have also updated individual files to reflect information in Kitching and Cadiou, 2000.

Many thanks to Ben Trott who has sent outstanding images of larvae from Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Many thanks to Juan Carlos Garcia Morales who has begun sending me images from Mexico.

Adhemarius globifer, Mexico, 2012,
courtesy of Juan Carlos Garcia Morales.

Trogolegnum pseudambulyx Tlalpujahua, Michoacan, Mexico,
courtesy of Juan Carlos Garcia Morales.

Agrius cingulata
Amphi. walkeri
Ampho. duponchel
Ampho. l. lucifer
Cerat. amyntor
Cerat. catalpae
Cerat. hoffmanni
Cerat. sonorensis
C. undu. polingi
Cocytius antaeus
Dolbo. hartwegii
Dolgo. igualana
Isoparce broui
Isoparce cupressi
Lintneria balsae
Lintneria geminus
Lintneria istar
Lintneria lugens
Lint. m. merops
Lint. pitzahuac
Lint.a praelonga
L. pseudostigmat.
Lint. separatus
Lintneria smithi
Lintneria xantus
Man. albiplaga
Manduca azteca
Manduca barnesi
Manduca corallina
Manduca dilucida
Manduca florestan
M. hann. mayeri
Manduca kuschei
M. lefe. bossardi
Manduca lichenea
Manduca morelia
Manduca muscosa
Manduca occulta
Manduca ochus
Manduca pellenia
M. quinquemacul.
Manduca rustica
Manduca r. cortesi
Man. ses. opima
Man. s. sesquiplex
Manduca sexta
Manduca wellingi
Nannoparce balsa
N. poe. haterius
Neoco. cluentius
Paratrea plebeja
Sagenosoma elsa
Sphinx adambrata
Sphinx asella
Sphinx chersis
Sp. ch. mexicana
Sphinx chisoya
Sphinx dollii
S. leucophaeata
S. libocedrus
Sph. lib. achotla
Sphinx nogueirai
Sphinx perelegans
Sphinx sequoiae
A. blanchardorum
Adhem. daphne
Adhem. dariensis
Adhem. d. donysa
Adhem. gannascus
Adhem. globifer
Adhem. mexicanus
Adhem. ypsilon
Amorpha juglandis
Monarda oryx
Pach. modesta
Pach. occidentalis
P. o. peninsularis
P. o. regalis
Paon. my. macrops
Paonias wolfei
Protamb. eurycles
Protamb. strigilis
Smerinthus cerisyi
Smerinthus saliceti
T. pseudambulyx

Aellopos ceculus
Aellopos clavipes
Aellopos fadus
A. tantalus zonata
Aellopos titan
Aleuron carinatum
Al. chloropterum
Aleuron iphis
Aleuron neglectum
Calli. denticulata
Calli. falcifera
C. fal. guaycura
Callionima inuus
Callionima nomius
Calli. pan pan
Callionima parce
Enyo cavifer
Enyo gorgon
Enyo lugubris
Enyo ocypete
En. tae. taedium
Erinnyis alope
Erinnyis crameri
Erinnyis ello
Erinnyis lassauxii
Erinnyis obscura
E. o. socorroensis
Erinnyis oenotrus
Erinnyis yucatana
Eupyrrhog. sagra
Hemaris diffinis
Hemero. ornatus
Hem. triptolemus
I. rimosus inclitus
Kloneus babayaga
Mad. bub. butleri
Madoryx o. oiclus
Mad. p. dentatus
Nyceryx coffeae
Nyceryx e. eximia
Nyceryx riscus
Nyceryx tacita
Pachygon. drucei
Pach. subhamata
Pachylia ficus
Pachylia s. syces
Pachylio. resum.
Perig. l. continua
Perig. lusca lusca
Phryxus caicus
Pseudosph. tetrio
Stolido. tachasara

Eum. achemon
Eum. anchemolus
Eumorpha elisa
Eum. fasciatus
E. l. labruscae
E. o. obliquus
Eum. phorbas
Eum. satellitia
Eum. triangulum
Eumorpha typhon
Eumorpha vitis

Amph. floridensis
Arctonotus lucidus
Asple. sonorensis
Cautethia spuria
Caute. yucatana
Dar. my. myron
Dar. my. mexicana
Euproser. phaeton
Hyles lineata
Neogu. mulleri
Neogu. sonorensis
Proserp. clarkiae
Proserp. gaurae
Proserp. juanita
Proserp. terlooii
Proserpinus vega
Xylophanes adalia
X. anubus anubus
Xyl. balcazari
Xylophanes belti
Xylophanes cyrene
X. ceratomioides
X. chiron nechus
Xyloph. damocrita
Xyloph. eumedon
Xylophanes falco
X. germen germen
X. hannemanni
X. h. pacifica
Xyloph. josephinae
Xyloph. juanita
Xyloph. katharinae
Xylophanes libya
Xyloph. maculator
Xyl. monzoni
Xyloph. muelleri
Xyl. neoptolemus
Xyloph pistacina
Xylophanes pluto
X. p. continentalis
Xylophanes tersa
X. thyelia salvini
Xylophanes titana
Xyloph. turbata
Xyloph. tyndarus
Xyloph. zurcheri

Isognathus rimosus inclitus, Zacatecas, Mexico, courtesy of Jean Haxaire copyright.

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On February 24, 2007, I received this very nice image of Pachylia ficus from Roberto Marcel Valencia.

Pachylia ficus, Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico, courtesy of Roberto Marcelo Valencia.

Roberto Marcelo Valencia writes, "Antes que nada, disculpa que escriba en español. Se leer en ingles, pero no lo escribo. Te mando un par de fotos que te gustaran.

Vivo en Minatitlan, Veracruz, en Mexico. Recientemente conocí a las Pachylia y me gustaron. Ahora mismo tengo dos orugas, una de 2 cm y otra de 10 cm, les doy hojas de Ficus y estan creciendo bien.

"Espero te gusten las fotos."

I indicated to Roberto that the moth is Pachylia ficus and he sent me additional images:

Pachylia ficus brown form, courtesy of Roberto Marcelo Valencia.

Pachylia ficus immature, courtesy of Roberto Marcelo Valencia.

Pachylia ficus green form, courtesy of Roberto Marcelo Valencia.

Roberto writes, "Claro que si tienes mi permiso para usar las imagenes. Adicionalmente te mando otras imagenes. La foto 1 es una oruga (caterpilar) de Pachylia que encontré en un ficus que esta en el patio de mi casa. Las fotos 5 y 7 son esa misma oruga pero ya como pupa (cocoon). La foto 2 es una pequeña oruga que casualmente llegó con una de las ramas que traje para alimentar a la primera oruga. En esa foto media como 2 cm. En las fotos 3, 4 y 6 puedes ver a esta oruga ya despues de 10 dias de intensa alimentación. Actualmente mide como 12 cm. Como puedes ver, tengo a las orugas en una pecera, y coloco las ramas de ficus en un vaso con agua.

"La oruga que se convirtió en pupa, uso una hoja de papel a manera de cubierta y abajo de la hoja, construyó su pequeño nido.

"Puedes usar las imagenes de la mejor manera.

"Te mando un saludo."

Lintneria separatus fifth instar, Conjuncto Mogollon Archaeological Site,
near Madera, Chihuahua, Mexico, September 6, 2006,
courtesy of Sheri L. Williamson, as posted on Bug Guide.

Enyo gorgon, April, 2007, southern Yucatan peninsula, near Tulum, Mexico,
courtesy of Nina C. Wilde.

In late September, 2011, Paul Hoekstra has begun to send me images from Yucatan: Agrius cingulata, Manduca sexta, Xylophanes pluto, Xylophanes tersa. I will link the images, with dates, from respective species files.

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